Amey has awarded a three-year contract extension to Applied Driving Techniques (ADT) for the provision of a fleet compliance and risk management service.
This follows the introduction of an electric licence monitoring service for 12,000 car and commercial drivers within the UK and Ireland, which has increased compliance by over 40%.
A document checking system for approximately 1,000 grey fleet drivers – including proof of insurance, tax and MOT has also increased compliance to over 99%.
Julie Davies, group fleet and plant compliance manager at Amey, said: “We have seen dramatic improvements in fleet compliance, particularly in the last 12 months. We want to build on this achievement as part of our wider commitment to road and workplace safety.
“ADT is using its proven expertise to identify areas of improvement within our fleet operation and together we are developing innovative solutions to reduce risk and achieve industry best practice.”
Under the latest agreement, ADT has been tasked with developing a centralised training programme which will deliver a structured approach based on targeted requirements.
The licence monitoring service, interfaced directly with the Driver Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) via ADT’s Riskmapp system, will identify any new endorsements and request the driver completes the appropriate e-training module.
This will help enable Amey to address any issues by triggering a training requirement based on the exact nature of the offence.
Davies said: “We understand the importance of work-related road risk when targeting a reduction in driver injuries and stress across the business as well as the need to work with partners that can help us achieve our safety objectives.”
Nigel Lawrence, director of Applied Driving Techniques, said: “The most dangerous activity an employer typically asks their employees to undertake is driving on company business.
“We work in partnership with our customers, like Amey, to enhance employee safety and wellbeing by minimising the risks associated with driving at work, while helping deliver measurable financial savings, reduced environmental impact and strong levels of duty of care compliance.”